What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient Japanese transformation and healing system that was rediscovered early last century. Reiki means 'Universal Life Energy'. Eastern medicine, yoga and martial arts have always worked with this energy; it is known as 'Ki' in Japan, as 'Chi' in China, and 'Prana' in India.
A Reiki treatment can unblock tensions, re-balance the energy flow, and open energy channels. This has many benefits on a physical, mental and emotional level. The free flow of energy stimulates the body's own healing potential.
Reiki can be given by slightly touching the body, working in the aura only (no touch), or long-distance. It is a non-invasive therapy with no side-effects or risk of overdose. As it is very gentle and safe, it can be used by all ages, including new-born babies, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, and frail or very ill people.
If you visit my Peace with Death page, you will see that I also offer Reiki for people who live with a terminal diagnosis or go through bereavement.
As a complementary method, Reiki is being used in GP surgeries, hospices, cancer support groups, drug rehabilitation, etc. However, Reiki treatments do not replace the need to seek medical advice if you have a health problem. You can read more about this on our Working Principles page.
Reiki is a beautiful gift for yourself an others.
A Reiki session lasts 1 hour and I also offer a 30 minutes try-out session for first time clients. The first step of every session is making sure you feel comfortable and relaxed. You choose whether you want to sit on a chair or lie on the massage table, whether you want some music, extra blankets or pillows. There is no need to remove any clothing.
I will then put my hands gently in a series of positions - on or over the body (you can choose this as well). In some positions, I will remain for a while, in others, I will move on quite quickly. You don't have to worry about the timing and intensity at all: Your energy system will only draw in as much Reiki energy as is needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time.
Reiki may be felt as a flow of energy, a mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all. After the session, you will feel relaxed and calm, and may want to rest for a while.
A full session costs 50£, a try-out session costs 30£.
You may benefit from Reiki if...
I teach Usui and Karuna© Reiki, both courses and private lessons. After Mikao Usui - the founder of Reiki - passed away, Reiki took its own path in the West (as opposed to the more traditional Japanese way, which was hardly shared with outsiders, took a long time to learn and focused on meditation and spiritual development). In my courses, I try to be as close as possible to Usui's original teachings - and I also use some of the Western ways and attunements.
If you would like to join a Reiki course, please check below to see whether your level is scheduled. If not, please use the contact form to send me a note. Once a few people have registered an interest, we will schedule a course at a time that suits you.
It is lovely to learn Reiki with a group of friends or family; so why not ask some people to join you for your own 'private' group course. For groups of pet owners or keen gardeners, I can design a special training with Reiki 1 content and applications suitable for your animals or plants.
Private lessons are available if you have a busy schedule, and/or can't leave your baby, your dog or a person you care for. I can also come to you (ca. 1.5 hours around London, travel costs apply). Please contact us for more details.
Reiki Teaching / Attunements per Level
Usui Reiki 1 Attunments Course
Learning Reiki 1 feels like a celebration of yourself: supported by the lovely Reiki energy, you will re-connect to your magic and beauty, and explore your ability to transform and heal.
This course will allow you to use Reiki on yourself, helping with stress release, and restoring emotional balance, inner harmony and self-confidence. You will also learn how to use it on friends and family, and on your pets, plants, food, gifts, letters etc.
If you are new to self-development or energy work, this course may give you a whole new perspective on who you are and how 'things' work around you. If you have done energy work before, Reiki offers you an additional tool that can be used without any preparation or effort.
In this course, you will learn the basics of energy work and Reiki history and principles. You will practice the major hand positions for the treatment of yourself and others and learn about best practices when treating others. The most important aspects of this training are the attunements (some call these empowerments): the opening of your energy-channels (crown, third eye, heart and palms) which allow Reiki to flow freely.
Course A: Saturday, 13 October
Course B: Saturday, 10 November
Time: 10.00am to ca. 7.00pm
Costs: 90£ (40£ non-refundable deposit), plus manual (ca 15£)
Cost for Reiki 1 private lessons (two sessions of ca. 2.5 hours, includes time for supervised self-treatment practice): 240£ (plus my travel costs if applicable). Cost of manual: ca. 15£
Usui Reiki 2
Usui Reiki 3 (Master) Practitioner/Teacher
There are two options:
* To become a level 3 practitioner only, which entails participating in the first two days of the course only.
* To become a Reiki teacher and initiate others, which entails participating in all three days of the course. .
In either case, this course will attune you to the Usui and Tibetan Master symbols, which you can use for healing attunements and/or to initiate others.
The first two days of the course covers the attunements and advanced healing techniques (such as psychic surgery, Reiki for first aid, etc.). We will also discuss - in even greater depth than before - the ethical and practical considerations of treating others.
The last day (teachers only) covers how to initiate the other Reiki levels. We will discuss teaching and attunements methods and best practices, and you will teach a small section of the curriculum and get feedback.
Going to level 3 only makes sense once you have experience of using Reiki intensely on yourself and others. This is a role of great responsibility and you must be able to be a strong channel for the Reiki energy (with no ego attachment).
Dates: I currently only offer private lessons/apprenticeship for Level 3. Watch this space for course dates in 2019.
Costs: Reiki 3 Master/practitioner (two days). 250£ (80£ non-refundable deposit).
Reiki 3 Master/teacher (three days in total): 360£(100£ non-refundable deposit).
Cost of manual: ca. 15£
Reiki 3 Private lessons: Depends on your pre-work; let’s chat.
Karuna is a Sanskrit word and means "compassionate action".
This is a Reiki system that treats certain conditions with more targeted intent. To achieve this, it offers eight more symbols, which all use Reiki energy in a specialized way. For example, there are symbols that guide Reiki energy to intensify intuition, to help with addictions, or to heal deep sitting psychological wounds. Karuna© Reiki also works with chanting, and it has special healing methods in addition to the Usui Reiki hands-on healing, such as the shadow self meditation.
I currently teach Karuna Reiki only to Usui Reiki 3 level practitioners or teachers with whom I have worked for a while. If you have learned with a different Usui teacher, please come to some of my Reiki shares, or get in touch.
This course is two days (for level 1 and 2) and a third day for level 3/teachers. Cost for the whole course 540£, for the first two days only: 360£